Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Check out Geoff at his webpage www.geoffwoodland.com
Discover his new book, 'Ice King'. A saga set during the dying days of the African slave trade.
Journey from Walara - review written by Geoff Woodland
After reading Wind from Danyari I had to read the sequel, Journey from Walara, by West Australian author, Laurel Lamperd.
The Hennessy boys go to war, Danny to England to be trained as a bomber pilot, and Will joins the Australian Army and is sent to New Guinea. The story begins in the time of innocence in Australia of 1939. The author showed me the lives of people in outback Australia of that time, and how their innocence changed as the war progressed.
Lamperd has the knack of describing the conditions of north west Australia to such an extent that she has my mouth dry from wind blown sand, only to be washed clean in the next chapter by watered down beer in a London pub on a damp wet night, after a bombing raid over Germany. Her description of the Kakoda trail, the mud, the tropical heat and rain, with the expectation of fighting the Japanese brings to life the bestiality of man when at war.
It is not a story of war, but a story of a family caught up in a war. How relationships are made and broken, some deliberate others beyond control of the character. I read the book on a Kindle and after I’d finished, the characters and the locations stuck in my mind for days, even though I was travelling and seeing new places. A well told story.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
download Crossroads at Isca from www.kobobooks.com
Set in Roman Britain in the time of Hadrian, two young British girls' lives are changed forever when the meet two tribunes from the great Roman fort on the plain.
When Miss Emma Napier helps Abby, her friend, escaped a forced marriage, she little thought she would meet the dashing Lord Desborough. His lordship is looking for a temporary wife so he can gain control of his inheritance. Emma seems the perfect choice.
A gay and frothy Regency romance packed with lively incidents and dramatic situations.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
As if you don’t already know, Taylor Swift is a country music sensation, with numerous hit songs, a growing fan base and even more on the horizon. But the reason she’s made it this far isn’t just due to her vocal and songwriting abilities, but also to her knowledge of what it takes to be successful.
She’s a marketing genius and an inspiration to all writers, whether she knows it or not.
Here are five things all writers can learn from Taylor Swift and her massive success:
1. Have A Story to TellSwift’s songs are like mini stories. Each one tells of love won or love lost or some other aspect of life. She draws her inspiration from her life and all the things that happen to her.
If you’re going to be a successful writer, you need to have a story to tell. You need to dig deep and write about things that have happened to you (remember, you can fictionalize, that’s what makes it fun).
Or write about things that have happened to other people, like Swift does.
The key is to pay attention to what’s happening around you, to you and to other people. This is where great stories lie.
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www.sonybooks.comStories suitable for children 4 - 10. Jenny, a lonely only child, meets up with the Rainbow children and has an adventure.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
EPILOGUE OF A ROMANCE
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Jenny goes to stay with her Aunt Gwendoline and meets a family of children who live at the end of the rainbow. She encounters an echidna whose house is being destroyed by a bullroarer. Fantasy plus six other stories suitable for children 5 - 11.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Voting for the Spring collection new entries now taking place until 20 May 2012: fiction, non-fiction, children's
Submissions: Publishers can submit NOW until 1 May 2012 for the Summer collection 1 June 2012 to 31 August 2012 : Click here to download Call for Entries Form :
There are also monthly prizes for 12 lucky
including free tickets to the awards ceremony at the end of July
So, get reading, get voting!Frederick Forsyth becomes patron..* * *
Buy a copy of my book, Wind from Danyari from www.feedaread.com
Joe Hennessey builds a sheep station near Carnarvon, Western Australia, from the proceeds gained from working a gold lease on the goldfields of Halls Creek.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Download the second book in my Walara series. It is 1940. Danny and Will Hennessy leave Walara to join the forces, leaving Jack and Rosa to run the station.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Beware! When serial snapshots collide mid-fiction, the future will never
be the same. Find out what happens as ... Caleath Invades Troubled Waters
Check out the tale on their blogsites below.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
For Readers, Writers and Movie Buffs.
Discover how Francene Stanley & Edith Parzefall collaborated on their recent published book, Wind Over Trouble Waters, the first book to be published in their futuristic fantasy saga of Corn World set in what used to be Britain before disaster struck earth.
Congratulations to Wendy Laharnar whose young adult novel, The Unhewn Stone, finished third in the Preditors & Editors Poll of 2011.
I can't end unless I mention the two cats taking it easy. All which is missing is a swimming pool!!!!